Court Extends Detention of Finiko Pyramid Founder Doronin and His Right-Hand Man

A court in Tatarstan has extended the detention of Kirill Doronin, founder of Russia’s largest Ponzi scheme in recent times, Finiko. Doronin will spend at least two more months in custody as authorities fear he could hide from law enforcement. Ilgiz Shakirov, vice-president of the crypto pyramid, remains under detention as well. Finiko Mastermind Doronin Denied House Arrest Vakhitovsky District Court of Kazan, the capital of the Russian republic of Tatarstan, has decided to keep the two most prominent figures of the Finiko crypto pyramid in custody. This week, the…

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A Rocky Start for Bukele’s Bitcoin Law — El Salvador After Adoption

The adoption of bitcoin as legal tender in El Salvador has been one of the biggest events in the cryptocurrency world this year. However, Nayib Bukele, president of the country, has taken a course of action many consider mistaken. In any case, the Bitcoin Law has put Bitcoin in the global spotlight as a potential engine for financial change in the Central American country. Bukele’s Bitcoin Law Barges In When President Nayib Bukele announced he would push to approve a law declaring bitcoin legal tender in El Salvador, he might…

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Bhutan Partners With Ripple to Pilot Digital Ngultrum on a Private Ledger

The Central Bank of Bhutan, the Royal Monetary Authority (RMA), has partnered with Ripple to start testing a model of its central bank digital currency (CBDC) using Ripple’s technology. The test will be using Ripple’s own CBDC private ledger, to support similar use cases. The pilot test will include retail, cross-border and wholesale payments for the proposed CBDC. Bhutan Involves Ripple in CBDC Pilot Test Bhutan, a small country located in the south of Asia, is working on the issuance of a central bank digital currency of its fiat currency,…

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These 3 NFT Projects Collectively Captured Over $10 Billion in Sales

Non-fungible token (NFT) assets have taken the world by storm in 2021 and three current projects in the NFT universe have seen sales stretch into the billions. Statistics show that the NFT marketplace Opensea, the blockchain NFT game Axie Infinity, and the digital collectible series Cryptopunks have collectively captured over $10 billion in sales. Opensea, Axie Infinity, Cryptopunks Crack $10 Billion in Sales As the end of September approaches, the combined sales of three distinct NFT projects have made more than $10 billion in all-time sales. All three projects are…

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Morgan Stanley’s Executive Likens Bitcoin’s Resilience to Kenny Who Dies in Every South Park Episode

Morgan Stanley Investment Management’s Dennis Lynch, says that bitcoin’s resilience is like Kenny from the popular TV series South Park. In almost every episode, Kenny comically died but always came back, just like how bitcoin bounces back every time after a bear market. Bitcoin Is Similar to Kenny in South Park, Says Morgan Stanley’s Executive Morgan Stanley’s Dennis Lynch talked about bitcoin’s resilience at Morningstar’s annual investment conference Thursday. Lynch is head of the Counterpoint Global team at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, the bank’s asset management arm. He joined Morgan…

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Small Business Owners Study Says Los Angeles Ranks the Most Crypto-Friendly City in the US

A recent study conducted by the online invoicing company that works with small businesses Skynova explains that the city of Los Angeles (LA) is the “most crypto-friendly city in the United States.” Skynova surveyed close to 600 small business owners and top-level executives from the U.S. in order to get their perception of the cryptocurrency ecosystem. LA Ranks the Most-Friendly Crypto City in Recent Small Business Owners Study According to a research study which leveraged nearly 600 executives and small business owners, LA ranks #1 when it comes to crypto…

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Protect Yourself With the Sim Encriptados, Travel to More Than 200 Countries, and Communicate With Security

PRESS RELEASE. When people talk about technology, the first thoughts are cell phones, applications, or equipment; but you rarely recall Sim Cards. Those small cards people often despise, thinking that they are only chips that you use to call or have data. Contrary to this, Sim Cards store much more information than you imagine, storing in addition to your number, contact information, chats, photos, and even financial data. Bet you didn’t know that. This is why Sim Cards have become one of the favorite targets of cybercriminals because, by squeezing…

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Kentucky Sends Cease and Desist Order to Crypto Lending Platform Celsius Over Interest-Bearing Accounts

Six days ago, the securities regulators from New Jersey and Texas cracked down on the cryptocurrency lending platform Celsius. Additionally, the Alabama Securities Commission joined in and filed a cease and desist order against Celsius. Now the state of Kentucky is following suit and has filed a cease and desist order against the crypto lending platform. Kentucky Sends Cease and Desist Order to Celsius Four states in the U.S. have an issue with the cryptocurrency lending platform Celsius and the company’s interest-earning accounts. The same issues have affected the crypto…

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Gavin Andresen Publishes Theory of Possible Crypto Future: Whales Shut Down the BTC Network in the Year 2100

On September 21, former Bitcoin developer Gavin Andresen published an interesting blog post about “a possible [Bitcoin] future.” The blog post details a theoretical situation for the Bitcoin network in 2061, where most [bitcoin] transactions don’t happen on the [Bitcoin] network. A Theoretical Look at $6 Million Dollars per Bitcoin and the Year 2061 Following Satoshi Nakamoto’s departure from Bitcoin in 2010, for a few years, Gavin Andresen was considered the software’s lead maintainer after Nakamoto left him the keys. In 2011, Bitcoin developer Mike Hearn also claims he received…

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10 Crypto Exchanges File for Registration With Korean Regulators Ahead of Deadline

Cryptocurrency exchanges in South Korea have until midnight on Friday to register with financial authorities in order to continue operating legally. Only 10 digital asset trading platforms have already submitted their documents to the Korean anti-money laundering body. Compliance Deadline for New Korean Crypto Regulations Expires Friday Registering with Korea’s Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) is a key requirement for both local and foreign crypto exchanges providing services to Korean investors under the tougher new regulations coming into force after Sept. 24. A total of 10 out of dozens of coin…

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